Summer Theatre Adventure

Summer Theatre Adventure

Summer Theatre Adventure is a week-long immersive theatre experience for ages 7-14 to engage with theatre, culture and community.

Darrin Crow, Director

Darrin Crow is a storyteller, actor, and director from Cedar Rapids. He grew up learning those arts in the Cedar Rapids schools- including acting in several Playtime Poppy shows. Darrin tells powerful, imaginative, engaging stories that keep audiences on the edge of their seats and stick with them long after the tale ends. Whether in a classroom, museum, festival, art fair, or ancient Greek amphitheater, Darrin crafts stories that deliver exactly what the listeners need. He is a regular instructor with the Eastern Iowa Arts Academy in subjects like storytelling, puppetry, and improvisation. He is drama director at Harding Middle School and assistant speech coach at Cedar Valley Christian School.

Summer of 2019:  Tales Beneath the Baobab Tree

  • Based on the tales and traditions from West Africa 
  • Written and directed by:  Darrin Crow
  • Hosted by: National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library
  • In partnership with:  African American Museum of Iowa

Summer of 2018:  The Woods of Old Bohemia

  • Based on the Czech & Slovak folk tales, The 12 Months, Little Otik, Tall, Wide and Sharp-Eye, and Prince Brunswick
  • Written by:  Cavan Hallman
  • Directed by:  Darrin Crow
  • Hosted by: National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library

Summer of 2017:  110th Street Hullabaloo

  • Inspired by the rhyming poetry of “Sugar Hill: Harlem’s Historic Neighborhood” by Carole Boston Weatherford
  • Written by:  Alicia R. Hendrix
  • Directed by:  Cavan Hallman
  • Hosted by: Cedar Rapids Public Library